2014 Performance Report

Announcing the 2nd Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability


Representing a diverse range of experiences and industries but, possessing a shared attitude — a passion for sustainability and its rewards for our future, the American Planning Association Sustainable Communities Division, in partnership with the International and Urban Design and Preservation Divisions are proud to announce the Second Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability.  The awards honor projects, plans, policies, individuals and organizations whose work is dedicated to supporting and growing sustainable communities.  The 2015 Awards for Excellence in Sustainability  categories:

  • Sustainable Development Project
  • Sustainable Building Project
  • Sustainable Park, Recreation or Open Space Project
  • Green Infrastructure or Transportation Project
  • Sustainable Policy, Law or Plan
  • Sustainable Urban Design or  Preservation Plan or Project
  • Emerging Leader’s Sustainability Plan or Project
  • Leadership in Sustainability

Nominations will be judged by leaders in the field of sustainability.  And, awards will be presented at Sustainability Division, Urban Design and Preservation Division and International Division joint annual meeting and reception on Sunday, April 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. during the 2015 National Conference of the American Planning Association in Seattle.  The awards ceremony will be held at Pikes Place Market in the Economy Market building.  Award recipients will receive a formal award and be featured in the three divisions’ promotional materials throughout the year.

Award nominations will be accepted from January 27th to March 16, 2015.  The 2015 Awards for Excellence in Sustainability application is available online in PDF or Microsoft Word formats, by e-mailing APASustainabilityAwards@gmail.com or calling Becky Bradley, AICP, at 610-264-4544.

e-Bulletin for 1/28/15

23c6c3c2-cf8b-449c-a498-4b7a94dcd550In this issue:

  • Solar-powered, Wifi-equipped cargo bikes
  • Utah’s 2014 Comprehensive Report on Homelessness
  • Quizzes for planning nerds
  • And more!

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e-Bulletin for 1/15/15


In this issue:

  • Health Impact Assessments
  • Why does Sweden have so few road deaths?
  • 10 Innovative Affordable Housing Designs For Sustainable Living
  • And more!

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e-Bulletin for 10/23/2014

In this edition:

  • Updating the APA Planning for Sustainability Policy Guide
  • More proof that Millenials are ditching the car
  • Smart Cities Survey and Call for Best Practices

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e-Bulletin for 10/9/2014

People Spots over Parking Spots

In this edition:

  • Placemaking in Chicago
  • Repurposing Underground Ghost Stations
  • Making Healthy Communities Happen

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e-Bulletin for 9/25/2014

In this issue:

  • Be a Division Ambassador!
  • Going Car-Free in Seattle
  • HUD Promise Zones
  • and so much more!

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